The Who's Roger Daltrey reveals he is the father of three secret children

15 October 2018, 14:39 | Updated: 6 October 2023, 10:25

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Roger Daltrey has spoken about the moment he discovered he was the father of three children he knew nothing about.

The 74-year-old Who frontman explained that he was never told about his three secret children, after their mothers gave them up for adoption.

They only contacted him after his 50th birthday, and were born between his divorce from first wife Jackie, and his marriage to second wife Heather.

“They all came into my life after my 50th birthday,” he told the Mirror. “It was great – it’s all worked out. They stay in touch and they’re close, so that’s great.

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“I’ve tried to do my best about a situation that couldn’t change because it happened a long time ago.”

Roger Daltrey is also a father to Simon, 55, from his first wife Jackie; Mathias, 50, from an affair with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson; and Rosie, 46, Willow, 43, and Jamie, 37, with his second wife, Heather Taylor.